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Call 511 for #VT Road Closures (do NOT call 211 for this info)

From Vermont Emergency Management today

Floodwaters have receded, but most rivers and streams remain above normal levels, and some are still dangerous in many areas. Vermont officials recommend staying away from rivers that are still high and flowing rapidly. You should stay out of all floodwaters because of pollutants or debris.

Motorists are still encouraged to stay off roadways as many are unsafe and what roads are open are needed by emergency responders, road crews, and utility crews.

Road closures are still too numerous to list. Please call 511 or visit www.511vt.com for updated road closures. The public is asked to NOT call 211 for road closures – those calls are hampering 211’s ability to help those who need shelter or other resources.

State Police also ask that you only call 911 if you have an emergency.

Before returning to your flooded home, you must have a licensed electrician inspect your electrical system. Wet wiring can cause electrocution.




Marketers secretly tracking your every move?

Jeff Chester will explore the latest in personalized data targeting and how we can secure the future of democracy and human rights in the Internet era.  Champlain College, Sept. 22, 2011, 7 PM.  Share this  poster (9-22-8x11poster):


New York Times link to Vermont? #VT #NYT

Apparently not even the New York Times knew one of their two co-founders hailed from Vermont!  Posted by Bob Isherwood on Front Porch Forum today…

George Jones, born  200 years ago on this date in Poultney, Vt. was a co-founder of the New York Times.  Jones was noted for his honesty, which he, in part, attributed to his Welsh upbringing, especially tested when he, as publisher in the 1870’s, help to bring to light the corruptness of “Boss” Tweed.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/?scp=1-spot&sq=city%20room&st=cse

This e-VermontFront Porch Forum “social media special” is provided with thanks to David W. Dunlap of The New York Times. The New York Times of 2011 is in the forefront of the debate/discussion of how a traditional daily newspaper stays relevant in today’s online, immediate access to news reality.